Why Do People Blog? What are the benefits of blogging? Should I start blogging in 2023?
If you have heard the term ‘BLOGGING’ recently while discovering how to make money online, then I know these are the obvious questions comes to your mind.
Blogging is not just a hobby anymore. Yes, back in 2008 when I started blogging, hardly a few people knew about it.
I was searching for How to Make Money Online when I landed into an article related to
blogging and started exploring the same. But in 2023, the picture is completely different.
Now almost everyone spends enough time on the internet and almost everyone is aware that we can actually earn money online. And one of the proven techniques is BLOGGING.
And that’s why blogging has become quite popular these days. This is not the only reason though, but definitely one of the core motives. Yes, there are various other benefits of blogging besides making money and in this article, I am going to explain everything about that in this article.
Is Blogging Dead? Can Blogs Still Be Successful In 2023?
Every year I read few articles on this topic: Blogging is Dead. But when you dig down further, you will realize that: blogging has become saturated, but it can’t be dead ever. At the same time, just imagine due to spreading of internet the number of new readers is growing which is unbelievable.
Blogging is like any other profession which is getting saturated as many people are getting into. But it can’t die. The process of blogging has definitely changed and that is what you have to understand and accordingly adapt.
Let me show you some blogging statistics to help ease some of these concerns.
- There are over 1.9 billion websites on the internet.
- 600 million of those are blogs.
- On average, Google has over 100 billion searches… every month.
- And 77% of Internet users are still reading blogs daily…
A huge volume of people still loves to read blogs compared to videos. But this is even better when we look at the fact that 70-80% of Google searchers ignore paid ads and focus on blog posts for their answers.
In fact, during Black Friday Web Hosting Sale 2020 Sale, I made a good income from blogging. Here is a discussion where I have shared some info. You can follow that discussion here. Black Friday is the best time for bloggers to make a good amount of money using affiliate marketing.
If you have something new or do something different, then you will always find blogging is amazing. Mostly people follow others are trying to create a blog similar to others and they fail miserably.
If you want to know how much money people are making in 2023 from blogging? Then read this detailed guide on Blogger’s Income Report.
There are various topics on which you can create a website in 2023. Among them few of ever green & popular niches which will definitely be saturated. But if you know how to find out new topics or fresh niches, then only you will get success quickly.
But that doesn’t mean that evergreen niches are dead. But you have to prepare well and provide huge efforts on those niches. And that only you can create a successful blog.
And that’s why most people fail in blogging, and they conclude that blogging is dead. But if you ask me, even after 14+ years in blogging I can see a huge opportunity in terms of leaning and earning. So, don’t get disheartened if your first couple of blogs fail.
Benefits Of Blogging: 7 Reasons Why You Should Start a Blog in 2023
Blogging is simply amazing. I am trying to become a better blogger day by day as it is my passion and also it is helping me to make a decent income online. So, let me tell you few of the amazing benefits of blogging that will definitely motivate you to make your first blog in WordPress in 2023.
1. You Can Make Money from Your Blog
Yes, I know this is the biggest reason behind starting a blog by most people. Honestly, I also started my journey back in 2007 by searching for “Online Money-Making Options”. During that period, I came to know about blogging and it’s a long journey so far. But I kept searching for more, kept my passion alive and that’s why I am able to make money from my blogs in 2023.
Let me share few of the common ways one can make money from a blog.
- Advertising — You can sign up for Google Adsense program of similar other programs and display ads on your website. Many people are earning from Google Adsense by running multiple blogs. But for that you need a very good amount of traffic to your website.
- Affiliate programs — This is my favorite way to earn money from this blog. Yes, I promote various web hosting programs, WordPress themes & plugins and earn commission when someone purchase any product. E.g., right now, Black Friday Sale 2022 is going on and if you want to save money then you can buy any product.
- Selling Courses — If you are good in some topics, then you can easily create online courses of eBooks by sharing your valuable knowledge and sell them from your website.
- Providing Services — Many bloggers who are expert in content writing, SEO and other skills also provide services through their blogs. You can create a hire me page and share the services you want to provide.
So, one can seriously make good money using Google AdSense, Affiliate Marketing, Sponsored post etc. You can read various ways to generate income from your blog in 2023.
2. You Can Help People with Your Knowledge
At some point of life we all feel that we should help others in someway. But it is not possible for all due to various reasons. But I feel that I am helping people through by blog by sharing my knowledge about blogging from last many years.
So, if you have good experience in your professional life or personal life, you can create a blog and start sharing your problems and how exactly you have solved them.
Just take the example of Quora.com where people are posting so many questions in different category. And for every question you will find various types of answers that actually help a reader to get multiple types of solutions for his/her problems.
You can easily create a blog for free and start sharing your experiences online. With time you can improve your technical knowledge and gradually understand how to make your blog profitable.
3. Blogging for Your Passion
I know that it’s a very common line and many people get irritated with that as well. You need passion to get started with blogging. This is not 100% true all the time.
Means, if you really love something and talk about that, then blogging becomes very easy for that person. E.g., if you ask me, I can write and talk about blogging for hours as I am addicted to this topic.
But if you don’t have any passion, then how to develop a passion? That’s where I believe you must start a blog in 2023 as this will help you to develop your passion.
Yes, most people didn’t have any hobby or passion. That doesn’t mean they don’t like anything. They may never think that or didn’t get time to think about that.
In that case, if you get into blogging and gradually discover what is your interest then this is going to change your life. So, think about that and keep trying different niches in blogging before you find your true interest and passion.
4. Become A Good Content Writer
When you want to do blogging, the very basic skill you need is writing. I know that you can hire a content writer or buy an AI-Content Writing tool and create a website in just few days that can earn quick from affiliate marketing.
But that is not blogging, I would rather say that is business. If you understand this business, you can make money but to become a blogger, you have to learn to write content first.
Yes, just take example of any successful blogger, you will find that all of them are a good writer as well. You have to write content to share your knowledge, create your own voice, personalize every topic even if that is very common.
And that’s where people will find your content useful, they will connect with your as they read more about your content.
So, make sure you put enough efforts to improve your writing skills. Because this will help you to become a good writer gradually and that will help you to grow your image as a better blogger.
5. Make More Friends (Like-Minded People)
I am sure I don’t have to give you lecture on how to make friends online. But I have 1 question to you all who is reading this article, how many good friends you have who understands your thoughts? The term here is like-minded people and they are your true friends who actually support you to grow with your passion.
When I started my Facebook Group back in 2018, I hardly have any friend who actually understand what exactly I do online. But from that day till now, I made thousands of online friends, who always support me, encourage me, appreciate my writing skills, motivate me to do more in blogging. And that’s how a made a army of good like-minded friends.
So, if you are also feeling the same, then start blogging and make more friends with the same interest you have. This way you will get opportunity to brainstorm more about your passion, explore more possibilities and ultimately help you to grow in blogging. Think about it.
6. Learn Digital Marketing Skills
To become a successful blogger, you have to learn a lot of skills. Yes, I believe a blogger is a one-man army who must know various skills like WordPress, SEO, Marketing, Editing, Content Writing etc. You can provide freelance services also in coming days if you become expert in any of these skills.
Due to pandemic the demand for Digital Marketing skills is huge. If you want to make a career in Digital Marketing, then also blogging is very much beneficial. You can create blogs, rank them in search engine and that can work as your resume.
E.g., if you want to get a SEO Consultant Job then you can easily showcase on what keywords you have ranked your website and that will make your job search easy. Or you may get promotion in your existing job as well.
Even if you don’t have any job aspiration, there is no harm to learn new technologies. The way the world is changing in terms of technology, one must need to adapt with the new technologies to cope up with the world.
E.g., because of blogging I have learnt web designing skills, marketing skill, video creation & editing skill and many more. This is helping me to run my multiple blogs and also help me to save huge expenses as I am not hiring anyone for these services.
7. Be Your Own Boss
Who doesn’t want to become a boss? Well, I am not talking about the typical definition of a boss who generally give order to his/her deputies to execute certain activities. Becoming your own boss means you create work for your yourself, you define when to work, how much to work and how to work.
And that’s why blogging is so much amazing. All successful bloggers are living their lives in their own terms. In fact their blogs are making money when they are sleeping at night and that’s what the power of creating online income sources. Even if you are a full-time professional like me, you can consider blogging as a passive income source.
But it’s not a cakewalk as you have to put some serious efforts to achieve such milestone. You have to learn a lot, have enough patience and should accommodate with the situation to accept failures and again come back strong. You can read my interview series where I have shared inspirational journeys of many successful bloggers.
8. Blogging for fame / Popularity
Who doesn’t want to become popular & famous? When we find someone in our interested area very popular or famous, we always try to follow them and become popular.
As I have interest in blogging, I followed many top bloggers in India who are very successful now a days. And always followed their blogs and style to become popular.
With time, I am also able to make this blog quite successful and you can read my interviews and featured thoughts of various websites. Right now, this website is helping me to earn few extra money bedsides my regular income.
9. Blogging for finding a better job
Yes, this is a new reason why you should be blogging in 2023, if you want to get a good job in the field of Digital marketing, then better to create your own blog first.
If you have a website where couple of keywords are ranking on top and you are getting good amount of traffic, then you can easily impress the interviewer with some real time examples.
Not only in Digital marketing field, if you are a programmer then you can create a website and start sharing your coding skills. Similarly, any photographer can upload his/her pictures and create a portfolio kind of website which will help to get a JOB or some business.
That’s it: Let’s Go to Next Chapter
So, I am sure you got enough motivation to kick start blogging. In the next chapter, I will tell you how you can actually make money with a blog. Yes, before starting other topics, I thought to showcase you the earning potential and earning opportunities from a blog. This will motivate you further and you can then focus better. So, let’s go to next chapter of this free blogging course.
This is the first chapter of the Free Blogging Course, where I am explaining why you must start a blog in 2023 and utilize your free time to create a passive income source.